Croke Park Statement
Statement issued by Croke Park and attributable to Noeline Blackwell, independent chairperson of Croke Park community meetings
Thursday, 30 September 2021
A community meeting took place this evening in the new GAA Handball & Community Centre on Sackville Avenue.
Over 120 residents met with senior management from both Croke Park Stadium and Aiken Promotions to discuss stadium concert plans for 2022.
Following a presentation on the proposed concerts for next year, there was a frank discussion between all parties, with many local residents, businesses & local representatives contributing to the meeting.
Amongst the issues raised was the significant impact of concerts on the local community - including issues of access, sanitation, and anti-social behavior. These were acknowledged by both managements as issued to be addressed.
Equally, residents highlighted there were many positive aspects to the proposed concerts as well, including the benefit to local business, local employment, and the general energy of the area.
The meeting ended with a renewed commitment to build on the dialogue of the evening. A special working group in relation to the 2022 concerts in the stadium will be established to continue the direct engagement between Croke Park, Aiken Promotions, other stakeholders and the local community.
Any local resident who wishes to learn more about this working group can contact [email protected]